Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | EgyptSat-A

Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | EgyptSat-A

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Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

EgyptSat-A (MisrSat A) is Egypt's third Earth remote-sounding satellite. The satellite is jointly built by Egypt's National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences together with RKK Energiya in Russia. The imaging payload was developed by OAO Peleng and NIRUP Geoinformatsionnye Sistemy in Belarus. The satellite is an improved version of EgyptSat 2 and is also based on RKK Energiya's 559GK bus, which inherits technologies from their USP platform. The satellite features SPD-70 electric engines using Xenon. It features an improved opto-electronic system and onboard control system, high-speed on-board radio link and solar cells with increased efficiency.

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Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center is a Moscow-based producer of spacecraft and space-launch systems, including the Proton and Rokot rockets and is currently developing the Angara rocket family. The Proton launch vehicle launches from Baikonur and Rokot launches from Baikonur and Plesetsk. Angara will launch from Plesetsk and Vostochny.

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Soyuz 2.1B Fregat-M


Height 46.30 Meters

Max Stages 4

Mass To GTO 3250 kg

Liftoff Thrust 4150 kN

Diameter 10.30 Meters

Mass To LEO 8200 kg

Liftoff Mass 313 Tonnes


Launch Success 13

Consecutive Success 13

Maiden Flight 2008-07-26

Launch Failures 0


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